ESG / Sustainable & Responsible Investment

Asset Owners & Managers, Ratings Agencies

Fund invests $580,000 in sustainable cooling   
November 30, 2020
Source: Cooling Post - The Fair Cooling Fund seeks to help those most affected by soaring global temperatures by providing a range of solutions including solar-powered refrigeration for small-scale farmers and low-carbon cooling for slum houses.
Sustainability: Millenials impact how their wealthy parents invest, study finds   
November 25, 2020
Source: Monaco Tribune - 7 out of 10 wealth creators say that millennials have influenced them to invest more sustainably, suggesting that the younger and more environmentally-conscious generation has successfully got their elders on board with...
Taipei Exchange is Making Sustainability a Cornerstone of the Capital Market   
November 24, 2020
Source: Business Wire - TAIPEI, Taiwan-The Taipei Exchange (TPEx) announced the “Operational Directions for Sustainability Bonds” on October 6, 2020. This paved the way for sustainability bonds to be listed in Taiwan for the first time. On November 6,...
Canada’s Leading Financial Institutions Commit $5 Million to Institute for Sustainable Finance   
November 19, 2020
Source: BusinessWire - The Institute for Sustainable Finance (ISF) today announced that Canada’s big five banks, TD Bank Group, Scotiabank, CIBC, BMO and RBC, have committed $5 million to support ISF’s mission of aligning mainstream financial markets...
LafargeHolcim launches first sustainability-linked bond for €850 million   
November 19, 2020
Source: World Cement - afargeHolcim has priced a €850 million sustainability-linked bond with a coupon of 0.5% maturing in 2031. With this first bond of its kind in the building materials industry, the company is confirming its sustainability...
New Ratings Reveal Who's Serious About Sustainability   
November 18, 2020
Source: MorningStar - Thenew Morningstar ESG Commitment Level classifies strategies and asset managers on a four-tiered scale: Leader, Advanced, Basic, and Low.
O-I allocates Green Bond funding for sustainable projects   
November 17, 2020
Source: Glass International - This Green Bond represents our ongoing commitment to find and execute innovative strategies to elevate our sustainability ambitions.” The allocation includes investments in purchasing recycled glass (cullet) to further improve...
Investing in a Sustainable Supply Chain - video   
November 17, 2020
Source: Nutra Ingredients USA - Becoming a global supply chain leader involves prioritizing key tenets, such as dedication to sustainability, the environment, farmers and the larger community. In this video, Muhammed Majeed, Ph.D., founder and chairman of...
EPA grant funds sustainability project to help Missouri companies reduce waste   
November 16, 2020
Source: The Standard - The Pollution Prevention Project is managed by the Missouri State University Sustainability program and the Missouri S&T Engineering program. Students will be trained to evaluate different companies’ production processes to find...
Financing sustainable growth in the EU: A new field of regulation   
November 13, 2020
Source: International Tax Review - Over recent years, environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations have become a key focus point for governments, financial institutions and companies around the globe, aiming to address the increasingly alarming issue...
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